The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

The Ballad of Old Harlequin: An Exchange Between Dear Friends

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Larry Rosenwald, professor of English at Wellesley College, translator, and translation theorist speaks about a translation of Itzik Manger he worked on with his dear friend and advisor Sacvan Bercovitch. You can find the English translation here:…

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Larry Rosenwald.

This excerpt is in English.

Larry Rosenwald was born in Chicago, IL in 1948.